St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Budapest

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Visit the prominent Hungarian landmark St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), known for its 91 m (300 ft) Neo-Renaissance-style dome. This Roman Catholic basilica--built in the Neoclassic architectural style with a Greek Cross floor plan--was completed in 1905 and used for military purposes during World War II. While it is still used for religious worship today, this church is also one of the most visited tourist sites in the country. The right hand of St. Stephen I, the first King of Hungary, is housed in the church's reliquary. View the basilica's structure and bell towers from the square in front of its main entrance, explore the interior of the church, and climb the 364 stairs (or take the elevator) to the top of the dome, which overlooks the city. Arrange your visit to St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest journey planner.
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  • We went there on Saturday afternoon. We paid two tickets. There is a free entry for teachers but you need to have a special international ID card. My partner is a teacher. He didn't have that card so....  more
    We went there on Saturday afternoon. We paid two tickets. There is a free entry for teachers but you need to have a special international ID card. My partner is a teacher. He didn't have that card so....  more »
  • This church is absolutely worth visiting. It is an emblematic place to see.we were lucky because there was a mass during our visit . 
    This church is absolutely worth visiting. It is an emblematic place to see.we were lucky because there was a mass during our visit .  more »
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  • You can buy tickets for the church, and for climbing the tower, on the street to the right of the church. Both are well worth the admission. The hand of St Stephens is located on the right side of the church. It's a bit creepy, but different and interesting. The Basilica itself is very beautiful, and the tower climb has an elevator that will take you most of the way up. We braved the stairs, and it wasn't bad.
  • This position appealed to me simply because of its central position. There's a lot to see and do in the region. It's a very quiet environment inside. If you are photogenic, you should brave the arduous climb and relax on the terrace while taking in the city views. Don't get me wrong: these views are stunning. In one shot, you can see the Budapest Airport, the Parliament Building, the Hills, and the River.

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